Date of Defense
Dr. Elizabeth Amidon
Dr. Judith Rypma
Although the aspects of the nature and nurture theories both work together to shape Harry, Lyra, and Will, it is the stronger influence of their biological traits, and even their names, that help them to overcome their poor environments and become heroes.
Krolik, Elizabeth, "Evolution of a Hero: The Nature vs. Nurture Debate in Harry Potter and His Dark Materials" (2004). Honors Theses. 824.
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